Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 14/12/2011 - 16:36

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Unemployment: the pain is shared

Today’s unemployment figures make gloomy reading, with total unemployment up to 2.64 million, a 17-year high.

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 25/11/2011 - 10:11

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Home Care in crisis? The evidence is lacking

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 08/06/2011 - 12:45

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Olympic ticket allocation: is there an alternative?

The air is loud with denunciations of the way in which tickets for next year’s London Olympics are being allocated.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 13/04/2011 - 10:26

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Oxbridge in the doghouse again

The Prime Minister and his deputy have got themselves into deep water by repeating claims about the admissions policy at Oxford University.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 15/02/2011 - 10:09

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Do Scottish universities exclude the poor?

Scotland should do more to encourage people from poorer backgrounds to go to university, according to the National Union of Students Scotland (NUSS).

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 09/12/2010 - 11:30

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Racist or meritocratic? Oxbridge maligned

David Lammy MP claims to have extracted some interesting information about the admission of black students to Oxford and Cambridge through freedom of information requests.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 14/04/2010 - 09:20

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As bad as Victorian times?

The Conservative Party’s election manifesto asserts: “The difference in male life expectancy between the richest and poorest areas in our country is now greater than during Victori

Rishab Mehan :: Fri, 09/04/2010 - 14:34

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Mixed messages on inequality

In the midst of an election campaign it’s inevitable that various long-term statistics will be coming out of the woodwork.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 29/03/2010 - 17:07

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Not in our stars but in ourselves

Why are poorer people unhealthier? A commonsense response would be because they behave more unhealthily.

Leo Henghes :: Tue, 17/11/2009 - 11:51

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The gap between statistics and discrimination

The gap in pay between men and women has narrowed, according to the latest data from the ONS, no matter how you measure it.